Brentford’s Toney handed eight-month ban by FA for betting offences | Football News

Brentford And England striker Ivan Toney was banned from football for eight months and fined 50,000 pounds ($63,000) after admitting 232 breaches of the soccer association‘s (FA) betting rules, the governing body announced on Wednesday.
Toney will not be able to play for any club or country until January 16, 2024 and he has been warned of his future conduct. The sanctions were imposed by an independent regulatory commission after a personal hearing.
The 27-year-old was charged by the FA in November for allegedly breaking the rules 232 times between 2017 and 2021. He was charged with a further 30 alleged offenses in December.
“The FA subsequently withdrew 30 of those offenses and admitted the remaining 232,” the governing body said.

“The Independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for these sanctions will be released in due course, and the FA will wait to review them before commenting further.”
Toney can return to training for the final four months of his suspension beginning September 17, 2023.
“Brentford FC are currently awaiting publication of the independent regulatory commission’s written reasons. We will consider them before considering our next steps,” said the premier league says the club.
Toney has scored 20 goals in 33 league games for Brentford this season, helping them to ninth in the Premier League table. He will miss Saturday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur and the season finale at home to leaders Manchester City on May 28.


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